Letters, 1947 and 1951, of James Poirier, a soldier in the United States Army. The first letter, written in 1947, is written from Japan. The rest of the letters, dated 1951, are written from Korea. Discusses, among other things, suicide, front line combat, and the destruction of Seoul. Also includes a piece of Korean money, which Poirier sent to his family.
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